Report: Pens Sign Jeff Zatkoff to a Two-Year Extension

Dec 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; The puck bounces off the post behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff (37) in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins and General Manager Ray Shero have reportedly signed goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to a two-year contract extension – according to Dave Uhrmacher of the team’s website.

Zatkoff’s deal is set to run through the 2015-16 campaign, and will make him a yearly salary of $600,000.

After a couple rocky starts in the NHL, Zatkoff has settled in nicely as the Pens’ backup goaltender. Winning his last six contests, Zatkoff has a record of 6-2-0, a 2.46 goals-against-average, and a .912 save percentage. He also has himself one shutout on the season.

Although he has yet to sniff the postseason, Zatkoff will most likely be the team’s backup netminder come playoff’ time – due to the peculiarity surrounding Tomas Vokoun’s status. He’ll have a lot to prove when that moment arrives, but so far, he’s held his own in net.

 

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